Scott Hend wins after thunderstorm delays finish

Scott Hend

A tempest postponed playing by 100 minutes with the pioneers on the eighteenth green at the Maybank Championship in Malaysia – before Scott Hend beat Nacho Elvira in a play-off.

Elvira’s backswing was disturbed by a thunderclap as he pitched to the last, and his shot came up 30 feet short.

The play was suspended minutes after the fact.

When it continued, the Spaniard holed for a birdie to join Hend on 15 under, with the Australian missing his putt to win before triumph at the principal additional opening.

“It was a roar in a terrible minute yet the divine beings gave me one back with that putt,” said 32-year-old Elvira, who was the medium-term pioneer going into the last round.

Hend, who had been three shots behind toward the beginning of the day, led the pack after five birdies on the front nine amid a five-under-standard 67.

The 45-year-old hit two trees on his way to a birdie at the primary playoff-opening, as he won his third European Tour title.

“Clearly I had a touch of karma on the playoff-opening,” said Hend.

“On the off chance that you don’t have any karma, you won’t win. I had the karma today, shockingly for Nacho. His time will come. He’s going to win. He’s an incredible player.”

Four-time significant victor Ernie Els turned into the main player to record 300 best 10 completes since the commencement of the world rankings in 1986.

The 49-year-old South African checked a last cycle 71 to tie for the seventh spot on 10 under the standard.

Paul Casey shares Valspar Championship halfway lead in Florida

Paul Casey

Safeguarding champion Paul Casey shot a five-under-standard 66 in the second round to take an offer of the lead at the midpoint of the Valspar Championship in Florida.

The Englishman moved to six under close by American Austin Cook.

Britain’s Luke Donald completed his round tied for third with the United States’ Scott Stallings and South Korea’s Sungjae I’m, one shot back.

Casey defeated Americans Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed to win a year ago.

The 41-year-old demonstrated a portion of that structure with a quick begins to his round, grabbing birdies in three of his initial four gaps.

He grabbed shots on the standard fives on his toward home nine, as he depleted a 10-foot birdie putt on the first before finding a 27-foot endeavor at a falcon on five.

His lone intruder went ahead of the end ninth after he discovered sand with his initial two shots.

Donald was quickly the on-course pioneer after a birdie four from home moved him to seven under however he missed a standard putt from four feet on the following and dropped another shot on his penultimate gap.

The 41-year-old last made a cut 376 days prior, at the Valspar Championship in March 2018, and has just made three PGA Tour begins since, as he has battled with back damage.

Donald, who last won a competition 2,560 days back, is playing in just his second challenge of the period.

“Perhaps I lost a tad off center down the stretch there the last couple of gaps, however generally speaking I’m in an incredible position and appreciative that I feel better and sound and prepared for an end of the week,” said the previous world number one, who is playing on a noteworthy medicinal exclusion.

World number one Dustin Johnson is a shot further back at four under, while Scotland’s Russell Knox, who was joint third after the first round, fell away as a five-over round left him one over standard in general.

PGA Tour responds after Justin Thomas criticism

Rickie Fowler

The world’s best golfers have been advised to “utilize your voice helpfully” as players and administering bodies keep on conflicting over new principles.

American trio Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler have been especially reproachful of the changes.

The tenets, went for accelerating play, incorporate failing from knee stature and caddies not arranging shots.

PGA Tour manager Jay Monahan focused on the continuous discussion around principle changes is a “shared procedure”.

There has been supporting for the progressions from a few major name players, including Europe’s triumphant 2018 Ryder Cup chief Thomas Bjorn and his successor Padraig Harrington.

Jodi Ewart Shadoff one off five-way lead in Singapore

Ariya Jutanugarn

Ladies’ World Championship initially round

  • -4 A Jutanugarn (Tha), M Lee (Aus), An Olson (US), Yu Liu (Chn), Celine Boutier (Fra); – 3 P Sung-Hyun (Kor), N Hataoka (Jpn), C Ciganda (Sp), K Jin-youthful (Kor), F Shanshan (Chn), M Jutanugarn (Tha), J Ewart Shadoff (Eng)

Chosen others: – 2 I Park (Kor); Level C Hull (Eng), L Ko (NZ); +1 G Hall (Eng), B Law (Eng); +2 N Korda (US); +5 C Matthew (Sco).

Britain’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff is one shot off the pace after the opening round of the Women’s World Championship in Singapore.

Four shots separate the best 31 players in the 63-in number field.

Thailand’s reality number one Ariya Jutanugarn is one of five players in an offer of the lead on four under.

Protecting hero Michelle Wie hauled out with hand damage while Amy Yang, who won a week ago in Thailand, pulled back with influenza after three gaps.

Wie, 29, just came back to activity a week ago after wrist medical procedure yet she was 10 over after 14 openings, including a twofold intruder pursued by a triple intruder, before she finished her day right on time without addressing journalists.

Jutanugarn is joined at the highest point of the leaderboard by world number three Minjee Lee of Australia, France’s Celine Boutier, American Amy Olson and China’s Yu Liu.

Ewart Shadoff had four birdies and a singular intruder in her opening round of 69.

Charley Hull is four off the lead after a momentous 72 which highlighted a falcon, two birdies and four intruders, while Women’s British Open boss Georgia Hall is a stroke further back with individual Briton Bronte Law at in addition to one.

R&A’s Slumbers backtracks on Royal Portrush Brexit worry comment

Martin Slumbers

Sleep talked on Tuesday of the strategic cerebral pains a conceivable no-bargain Brexit was causing the R&A.

Notwithstanding, the R&A boss discharged a further proclamation on Wednesday.

“There is no doubt as far as I can say that it is going be a notable event,” said Slumbers of the 18-21 July occasion.

“We are resolved to convey a remarkable Championship at Royal Portrush and stage the greatest regularly game ever to be hung on the island of Ireland.

“It is a benefit to taking The Open back to Royal Portrush out of the blue since 1951 and we are for the most part anticipating it without question.

“We are working with our accomplices and the neighborhood organizations in Northern Ireland to arrange an awesome Championship of which everybody will be glad.”

Sleeps remarks lead to flag features in NI

The R&A CEO said the coordinators would “get it going” however conceded he would be upbeat when the sold-out occasion was finished.

The choice to convey the occasion to Portrush was reported in October 2015, eight months before the choice to leave the European Union.

From that point forward, there has been vulnerability encompassing the screen to hold an open fringe on the island of Ireland, which is causing worry for golf’s administering body.

“We are worried that we begin working in April,” Slumbers disclosed to BBC Sport on Tuesday. “What will be the circumstance? Will there be any outskirts or not? We need some conviction. we have to comprehend what rules we have to consent to.

“We have built up various alternative courses of action. We’ve propelled a few, conceded others, yet like each business we’re attempting to work emergency courses of action into a questionable situation.”

England’s Jodie Ewart Shadoff co-leads after bogey-free first round

Jodie Ewart

Britain’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff shares the early lead after an intruder free seven-under-standard 65 in “impeccable conditions” at the Women’s Australian Open.

The 31-year-old checked seven birdies at The Grange to set the first-round pace with Taiwan’s Hsu Wei-ling.

Britain’s Bronte Law and Australia’s Karrie Webb are in a gathering two uncontrolled.

“To get off to a decent begin is constantly pleasant,” said Ewart Shadoff. “I worked a tad on my putts toward the beginning of the week and that unquestionably satisfied.”

Ladies’ British Open boss Georgia Hall is three under after a 69.

New Zealand’s previous world number one Lydia Ko and Australian Min-jee Lee, positioned seven, are four strokes further back in the LPGA Tour occasion in Adelaide, nearby France’s Celine Boutier who won a week ago’s Vic Open.

Thai world number one Ariya Jutanugarn attempted to a four-over-standard 76.

Phil Mickelson wins fifth Pebble Beach Pro-Am with Paul Casey second

Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for a record-equalling fifth time, finishing off the competition when the play went into an additional day.

The American, 48, held a three-shot lead with two gaps to play when blurring light finished play on Sunday.

He birdied the last gap for a 65 to end 19 under, three shots clear of England’s Paul Casey.

Mickelson’s fifth accomplishment at the California course moves him to level with countryman Mark O’Meara.

The success is his 44th on the PGA Tour – 28 years after his first – and is his second accomplishment in under a year following his triumph at the WGC-Mexico Championship in March.

Triumph at Pebble Beach likewise implies Mickelson and comrade Tiger Woods – both matured more than 40 – have both won PGA Tour competitions more as of late than Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth.

“There are such a large number of extraordinary players that it takes our best to win,” Mickelson said. “I simply think myself and Tiger will have a genuine decent year this year.

“The test is playing my best and that is much more work off the course, so it’s satisfying.

“To play a portion of my best golf on a Sunday and have the capacity to catch such a decent player in Paul Casey, it implies a great deal to me.”

Australia’s Vic Open should be a ‘blueprint’ for the professional game

Celine Boutier

David Law intended to check his lady European Tour win with twelve or so pints, Celine Boutier wanted to toast her prosperity with champagne.

Golf, in the interim, ought to praise that the two players were sitting at a similar news gathering table to examine their triumph designs.

Input from seven days that achieved a fitting finale, with Law verifying his triumph in the men’s occasion because of a splendid hawk at the 72nd opening, has been overwhelmingly positive.

Irishman Paul Dunne, the 2017 champ of the British Masters, depicted it as “a pivotal occasion”.

The state-supported competition played more than two courses at Barwon Heads close Geelong in Victoria had 156 male contenders and 156 female golfers sharing substitute tee times for the initial two days.

As previous US Open victor, Geoff Ogilvy remarked, “it bodes well”. The Australian included: “They are ticking each case and the field is showing signs of improvement consistently hence.”

There were no ropes keeping down observers, who are urged to stroll behind gatherings and appreciate the point of view of viewing down the line of shots as opposed to from the side.

“Love having the no ropes and the group out on the course with me, golf in Ozzie rules!!” tweeted Andrew “Hamburger” Johnston.

Previous European Tour player turned course fashioner, analyst and essayist, Michael Clayton, trusts the vibe great factor will wind up infectious.

“Word will spread how much fun the players have and how great the courses are and that it is significantly more than the normal week-to-week diet of visit golf,” he expressed. “The Europeans who dared to Saudi Arabia the earlier week without a doubt couldn’t have discovered two all the more differentiating encounters.”

There was the odd problem, an inclination that the ladies’ tees were excessively near the men’s subsequently making the set-up progressively corrective for the female challenge.

Paul Casey three ahead of Phil Mickelson after day three at Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Paul Casey

British chap Paul Casey will take a three-shot lead into the last round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

The 41-year-old world number 24, who has two PGA titles, started the day tied for the lead and checked a five-under 67 at Spyglass Hill to achieve 15 under.

Four-time champ Phil Mickelson had a blended 70 at Pebble Beach and has sole ownership of the second spot.

Scot Russell Knox is six back after a 68, with Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell a further two strokes unfastened.

Mickelson, 48, made his 500th cut on the PGA Tour and recorded a grand falcon on the fourteenth after a four-iron from 239 yards to three feet, yet had three intruders in his opening nine holes.

Contenders play around each at Pebble Beach, Monterey’s Shore Course and Spyglass Hill over the initial three days.

Sunday’s last round for the main 60 and ties are played only at the amazing Pebble Beach format.

Sergio Garcia v Rickie Fowler, plus Trump plays with Woods & Nicklaus

Rickie Fowler

Sergio Garcia could gain bounty from Rickie Fowler. The Spaniard was blameworthy of horrifying touchiness in Saudi Arabia, while Fowler transcended the unluckiest of breaks to rescue a most enthusiastic success in Arizona.

The differentiating behavior of these two-star names came amid another strange end of the week for the game. There were further principles clashes and President Trump supported the amusement’s online life hits by posting after a thump with golf’s two greatest identities.

Occasions on the two fundamental visits commanded our considerations, however. On the off chance that there was a player qualified for vent wrath and take it out on a fairway a weekend ago it was Fowler at the Waste Management Open in Phoenix – and unquestionably not Garcia.

In any case, the 39-year-old directed an extraordinary third-round strike on the Royal Greens course at King Abdullah Economic City. He harmed five greens through a reasonable absence of annoyance the executives.

Aside from occurrences of barefaced swindling, it clearly established a new low for on-course conduct in expert golf. It is one thing to indulgence a club in anger, it is very another to influence playing surfaces for individual aces.

It was an intolerable break of Rule 1.2a – direct expected all things considered. On five front nine greens, Garcia hauled the sole of his golf shoe over the highest point of the turf to leave discernible harm. He likewise left a divot stamp on the 6th green.

It was terrible. Multi-day sooner he had more than once and irately lashed out at shelter sand after his ball arrived in what he felt was a severely raked peril.

However, Garcia will confront no further activity. “The occurrence is finished,” European Tour manager Keith Pelley said. “We have managed it. Sergio has apologized to the players and we proceed onward.”